Robin Williams’ Son Gives Moving Testimony at Benefit for Houston Mental-Health Org Re:MIND

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Robin Williams’ Son Gives Moving Testimony at Benefit for Houston Mental-Health Org Re:MIND

David Kinder, Marie Louise Kinder, Christine and Blake Williams

HOUSTON ORGANIZATION RE:MIND celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special Circles of Hope luncheon at River Oaks Country Club. The event honored David Kinder for his generosity and advocacy, and raised nearly $420,000 for the mental-health organization, which runs free and confidential support groups for those affected by depression and bipolar disorders.


The keynote speaker was Zak Williams, son of the late Robin Williams. Zak launched the #speakyourmind campaign, a global movement intended to amplify the mental-health needs of underserved communities, and his journey of loss and grief was featured in the Apple TV+ series The Me You Can’t See.

Zak shared the statistic that 93 percent of people suffering from severe depression and bipolar disorder have no access to quality therapy, and programs like those offered by re:MIND are life-changing and live-saving. “Prevention is much more effective than crisis intervention,” said Zak, who received a standing ovation.


Elizabeth Pagan, Christine Williams, Ellie Bale

Will and Mary Williams

Drew and Tracy Pelter

Scott and Jill Holstead

Franna Litton, David Kinder, Marie Louise Kinder

Haresh and Yalamanchili Sushma

Kara and Ulises Vidal

Rich Kinder, David Kinder, Nancy Kinder

Jennifer Leal and Clint Leal

Katelyn Maida

Luncheon co-chair Christine Williams, speaker Zak Williams and luncheon co-chair Blake Williams

Mike and Janice Barker

Dee Dee Howes, Marie Louise Kinder, Aaron Howes

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